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When Motherhood Begins Later

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, March 11, 2019 | 0 comments

Image: Mommy in the Middle... When motherhood begins later
Photo credit: © Dr. Carolyn Schweitzer \
Dr. Carolyn Schweitzer took a hiatus from her dental career, when she learned she was pregnant at 45 years old - in spite of having been told it was more likely pigs would fly!

Carolyn gave birth to a healthy baby boy when she was 46 years old.

Now she divides her time between dentistry, her family, and writing about her life as an older mom at

Carolyn says: Having my first and only child at 46 years old was a bit of a shock to me since I wasn't one of those women who had yearned for children or tried particularly hard to have one.

At the time I conceived, my husband and I simply weren't NOT trying.

Our little angel was conceived over a miniature bottle of white wine one summer night in mid-June of 2005.

I know this because that month was such a whirlwind, my husband and I only got together that one time!

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on
Read more: Mommy in the Middle... When motherhood begins later

Image: The Belated Baby: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility, by Kelly James-Enger and Jill S. Browning. Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing (May 1, 2008)The Belated Baby: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility
by Kelly James-Enger and Jill S. Browning

-- Infertility is a mindset and that every woman who experiences infertility is forever changed, even when she eventually has the child she yearned for.

When many women who have gone through fertility treatments describe their experience, they say it abused their soul.

The experience may have also hurt their relationship with their husband and sometimes permanently altered relationships with their extended families.

Studies show that even after the desperation of infertility subsides, emotional wounds still fester and an asterisk accompanies her bundle of joy.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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